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The Teach Joyfully Podcast

Oct 23, 2020

So let's chat about [COVID approved] essentials I provide my students with for math both at home and in person.

Manipulatives for math in at the elementary level are essential, in my opinion. Why? Well, brain research tells us that the more senses we can engage in learning something new the better we retain the...


Oct 8, 2020

Teaching online is a whole different animal than teaching in a physical classroom.

There are some things you can do that will make things a bit easier. In this episode, I have a few ideas for you from my own struggles. While I have tons more ideas and tips, I didn't want to add to the overwhelm. So today... I'll just...


Sep 17, 2020

Analyzing a text for better comprehension and to use evidence when talking about their reading is something I have taught even kindergarteners. Yes, you read that right. I know that seems really huge, even in 5th grade much less in kindergarten. But in the elementary grades it's not only something your students can...


Sep 10, 2020

This time of year, the Teacher To Do List can become overwhelming. There's so much to accomplish at the start of the school year, and so many extra tasks get added to your teacher plate whether you want them or not. Add in all your personal tasks and goals, and it can be a recipe for disaster. That Teacher To Do List...


Sep 4, 2020

Connecting with students in an online classroom is difficult at best. However, there are some simple ways you can build community and become a cohesive class when teaching in a virtual classroom. Today I have 11 of them for you.